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Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum multiflorum

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Asparagaceae (Asparagus)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dull white bell-shaped flowers that are tipped green.
Fruit:
Green berries, later turning red then black by autumn.
Leaves:
Light green, oval, pointed leaves with prominent parallel veins. The leaves are positioned alternately along the stems and reach 12cm in length.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
All parts of the plant are poisonous, in particular the berries. Symptoms after eating the berries or leaves may include vomiting and nausea. Not to be confused with Wild Garlic which is edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Scentless.
Other Names:
Common Solomon's Seal, David's Harp, Eurasian Solomon's Seal, Ladder-to-Heaven.
Habitats:
Gardens, meadows, woodland.